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Don't leave your pets in hot cars

Last Updated Jun 23, 2017 at 3:30 pm PDT

Police are asking people to leave your pets at home instead of leaving them in hot vehicles. (Kayla Butler, NEWS 1130 Photo)
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Call the local police, don't take matters into your own hands: RCMP

If you have a pet, be mindful that a pet in a car can get really hot really quickly: RCMP

COQUITLAM (NEWS 1130) – If you have to get out of the house today, please leave your pets at home.

Police are out with the usual warning as temperatures could hit 30-degrees this weekend.

“Don’t leave your pet in a hot car,” says Corporal Michael McLaughlin with the Coquitlam RCMP.

He has some advice if you see a dog or cat in a parked vehicle.

“First, maybe try a page in the store where the car is parked. If that doesn’t work call the local police, don’t take matters into your own hands.”

McLaughlin says it doesn’t take long for a pet to overheat in a car.

“If you have a pet, be mindful that a pet in a car can get really hot really quickly.”